UUCS Religious Education Connections

Sybil Argintar, Director of Religious Education at dre@uucs.org

RE For Week 

Each week, while we are apart, Sybil is sending RE Connections for All Ages to all families, with fun activities to do together, resources for helping parents and children cope, and some music and stories related to our faith tradition and class curriculums. Below are some of the things sent to families in recent weeks. Each week Sybil will list a few more of these for the congregation to see, as another way we can stay connected to our many wonderful RE parents, children, and youth.

For the week of January 18, 2021:

Thirty Days of Love

Look at some ways the UUA has for extending lovingkindness out into the world over the next month. There is something there for all ages—videos, books to read, Zoom workshops.
https://sidewithlove.org/thirty-days-of-love
This month of kindness is divided into four themed weeks, as follows:
• Week One: Living Our Values in the World (January 17 – 23)
• Week Two: Hospitality and Inclusion (January 24 – 30)
• Week Three: Educating for Liberation (January 31 – February 6)
• Week Four: Restoration and Reparations (February 7 – 13)

Social Justice

Letter from Birmingham Jail (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

Poetry and Readings for Inner Strength, Peace, Hope, Healing, and Beauty

The guiding words of the Dalai Lama: A Human Approach to World Peace

1. Universal humanitarianism is essential to solve global problems;
2. Compassion is the pillar of world peace;
3. All world religions are already for world peace in this way, as are all humanitarians of whatever ideology;
4. Each individual has a universal responsibility to shape institutions to serve human needs.

General Spiritual Resources for Families

from Global Oneness Project: The Serviceberry, An Economy of Abundance
“…status is determined not by how much one accumulates, but by how much one gives away. The currency in a gift economy is relationship, which is expressed as gratitude, as interdependence and the ongoing cycles of reciprocity. “

Parenting In A Time of Social Distancing

How Can My Kids Help Heal the Country?

 

RE Connections for All Ages for Week of January 18, 2021

For a more detailed list of resources and activities for all ages, follow the link above. Here’s what’s included:

• General Spiritual Resources for Families
• Poetry and Readings for Inner Strength
• Parenting In A Time of Social Distancing
• Lessons for Home Schooling or Virtual School Projects
• Social Justice
• Teaching Tolerance
• Global Oneness Project
• Books about being a good neighbor, a good friend, and showing compassion to others
• Sharing Your Creative Spirit
• Open Library—another e-book library source
• Libby app. This free app will enable you to locate and download lots of library ebooks, etc.
• Highlights connection pages with games, puzzles, jokes. An old standby!
• Inner Child, for all ages and lots of ideas for our littlest UUs (preschool age)
• Videos for All Ages
• Music for All Ages
• Stories From Our Principles
• Stories to share for children and youth, from UU curriculums and sources
• Movies for all ages
• Movies for pre-teens and older
• Zooming opportunities

 

 

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